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New Zealand publications open to submissions
Brief is an independent print journal, founded in 1995. It appears bianually and publishes poetry, prose, essays… and things which are difficult to categorise. We are always looking for interesting, experimental, adventurous, or challenging new writing, from both established and emerging writers.
Landfall is a prestigious literary journal published by Otago University Press in Dunedin. Landfall is open to work by New Zealand and Pacific writers or by writers whose work has a connection to the region in subject matter or location. Work from Australian writers is occasionally included as a special feature. You can view submission guidelines on the Landfall website. Deadlines are 10 January for the May issue, and 10 June for the November issue.
Hue & Cry (print, New Zealand)
Hue & Cry is a New Zealand literary/art journal established in 2007 by editor Chloe Lane. Visit the website to find out more about the journal and read the submission guidelines.
Ka Mate Ka Ora: A New Zealand Journal Of Poetry and Poetics (online, NZ)
Ka Mate Ka Ora is an online magazine which publishes two issues per year (September and March). Contributions of theoretical and analytic essays, comment, extended reviews, archival research, and close reading are welcome at any time. Ka Mate Ka Ora is edited by Murray Edmond, with Assistant Editors Hilary Chung and Michele Leggott. Email Murray at email@example.com with questions and submissions, and visit the website for guidance and style.
Takahē Magazine (print, New Zealand)
Takahē Magazine welcomes submissions all year of poetry and prose. Takahē is packed with poetry, fiction, art, cultural essays and book reviews. Each issue publishes the works of a guest poet, guest fiction writer and guest artist, as well as a wider selection of poetry, short fiction, essays and reviews.
The Tuesday Poem (online, New Zealand)
The Tuesday Poem is an initiative that creates a kind of open-mike session in cyberspace each Tuesday morning. Poets post poems first thing in the morning (or last thing Monday night) then link to each other and ‘pop in and out of each others’ poems all day’, as initiator Mary McCallum describes it, as well as being visited by other readers.
International publications open to submissions
10X10 (email, UK)
10X10 is an irregular email magazine, containing 10 poems by 10 poets. After publication the poems are republished as part of the Poetry Kit Magazine. To be considered for 10×10 please send up to six poems to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “submission 10×10”
Caught In The Net Featured Poet Series (email, UK)
Caught in the Net is a two weekly email mag with an online archive. Dedicated to presenting the best in contemporary poetry CITN currently is featuring an individual poet in each edition. To be considered please send one poem, plus a bio to email@example.com with the subject heading “CITN Submission”.
The Fib Review (online, USA)
The Fib Review is an online poetry journal that specializes in only one particular poetry form: the Fibonacci poem, a 6-line form based on the structure of the Fibonacci sequence. You can submit Fobonacci poems, narratives, or experiments three times a year for issues published at the end of February, June and October. Submissions close on 15th of the posted months.
Bent Ear Review (online spoken word)
Bent Ear Review is an online journal for Spoken Word Poetry. You can submit recordings in both audio and video format such as MP3, WAV, WMA, MP4, MWV, AVI and FLV. All files should be submitted via a file share service such as DropBox and TransferBigFiles. SHare your files with firstname.lastname@example.org, and feel free to contact via this email if you have any questions.
The Great American Poetry Show (print, USA)
The Great American Poetry Show is a hardcover serial poetry anthology open year-round to submissions of one or more poems in English on any subject and in any style and length. Find out more about submissions on the website, and email attached poems to email@example.com.
Hoot (print, USA)
Hoot is a literary magazine on postcards and online! Postcards are small, so they seek poetry and prose 150 words or fewer. Every month Hoot publishes one piece in each postcard issue and 1–4 pieces online. Each submission costs $2, and published authors are paid a percentage of the contributions received in the prior month. Visit their website to find out more (plus it’s fantastic and worth a good read).
Interlitq (online, USA)
The International Literary Quarterly is now open to all submissions, having previously published by invitation only. Visit the website to find out more about submissions and about the publication. Our own Siobhan Harvey is one of the Contributing Editors.
Iota (online, UK)
Iota welcomes and considers submissions throughout the year. They also welcome annual subscriptions from individuals and institutions as well as purchases of single issues.You can also contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
London Grip (UK)
London Grip is a international online culture magazine, a “cultural omnibus providing intelligent reviews of current shows, events and books, well-argued articles on the widest range of topics, an exhibition space for cross-media arts and an in-house poetry magazine with its own editor”. Poetry submissions should be sent to: email@example.com
Neon (print & online, UK)
Neon is open to submissions all year round. Visit their website and if you think your work would fit with the magazine, check out the guidelines and go for it. Response time is usually less than a week, and if you’ve subscribed or purchased a sample copy the editor will try and provide some feedback on your work.
Palooka (print & online, USA)
Palooka is an international nonprofit literary journal open to diverse forms, seeking fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, plays, graphic short stories, graphic essays, comic strips, artwork, photography, and multimedia. Print and electronic versions of the journal are available for purchase and samples of the published materials appear online. Always excited to see new work! Happy submitting!
Prole Books (print, UK)
Prole is a print magazine that accepts submission of poetry and prose all year, and publishes issues twice a year. Prole is read around the world and pays writers a royalty based on profits. They keep on top of submissions, and normally respond within three weeks.
Shot Glass Journal (online, USA)
Short Glass Journal is an online poetry journal devoted to short poems. You can submit poems sixteen lines or fewer, and prose poems 10 lines or fewer, all year round. All poems must be the original, unpublished work of the submitter. The journal will publish accepted submissions in two issues to be published over the course of a calendar year.